Several women in my life have inspired me over the years.
Both of my mothers for sure – for vastly different, but also eerily similar reasons. Both were brave women, well ahead of their time in many ways. One had a child given up for adoption but she went on to have a full family life. The other had a career as a concert pianist but married and adopted a child – a complete about-face on her planned life.
At many points throughout my life I’ve been privileged to meet several wonderful women – some older and wiser, some contemporaries who encouraged me in my own path; all inspiring in one way or another.
For this challenge, I’m sure many will name famous people. I believe true inspiration comes from everyday people doing ordinary things, quietly and without fanfare, to make the world a better place.